Fall Maintenance Tips

As the weather begins to get colder outside, it is important for you to take good care of your vehicle. Unfortunately, some problems can develop during the fall season, and that is why you need to keep several important fall maintenance tips in mind. If you want your vehicle to work as well as possible for as long as possible, what do you need to do? Take a look at a few important maintenance tips for the autumn season below, and do not hesitate to swing by Glockner CDJR of Portsmouth with any questions or concerns. 

1. Check the Wipers

First, you have to pay close attention to your windshield wipers. There is a lot of rain during this time of year, and you have to make sure you don't develop streaks on your windshield. Otherwise, you may have a difficult time seeing where you are going. From time to time, you need to replace your windshield wipers. If it is time for you to swap out your windshield wipers, we can help you. We can also take a look at your windshield wiper fluid to see if it has to be topped off.

2. Rotate Your Tires

You should also rotate your tires during this time of year. Depending on where you are headed, you could see some snow during the fall season. Regardless, you have to make sure your vehicle can handle wet pavement. At least once per year, you have to rotate your tires. That way, you make sure that all of your tires wear evenly. If it has been a while since you last rotated your tires, allow our team to help you. We can rotate your tires and help you get as many miles out of them as possible.

3. Check the Battery

If you plan on taking a road trip this year, you need to check the battery. In general, you should expect your battery to get between three and five years of life. If your battery is getting to that point, it might be time to get a new one. Regardless, you should allow us to check your battery to make sure it can still hold a charge. When you turn the key, you expect your car to start. If your battery is dead, your car may not start, and you don't want to end up stranded on the side of the road. 

4. Inspect the Brakes

During this time of year, you should also inspect your brakes. When you slam on the brakes, you expect your car to come to a complete stop as quickly as possible. In order for your car to do so, all of the individual components of the brakes have to work together in perfect harmony. For example, you need to make sure that your brake pads are not worn out. You also need to make sure you have enough brake fluid. Your brake rotors might also be worn out, which means that they have to be replaced. Allow us to check your brakes to ensure they are working properly.

5. Check the Air Filters

Finally, you should also take a close look at your air filters to make sure they do not have to be replaced. You have multiple sets of air filters in your car. You have a set of air filters that is responsible for catching debris before it enters your engine. You also have a set of air filters that is responsible for catching debris before it enters the cabin. You must make sure these air filters can still work properly. Otherwise, they could put your car and your passengers at risk. 

Visit Glockner CDJR of Portsmouth for Help With Fall Maintenance

At Glockner CDJR of Portsmouth, we are proud to be one of the most trusted dealerships in the local area. It would be our pleasure to work with you to help you take care of your vehicle. We have a tremendous amount of experience working with a wide variety of cars, and we can use that experience to help you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our service center, and let us help you take care of your car.